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First started in late 2007, Kasey's Mobile Game Review (then just a regular feature of Kasey's Korner) started as a simul-post between here and IGN. Later I realized there's no reason to post it twice, when I can use the traffic on my own site. so, here we are, in 2010, and the mobile game industry has grown a bit. What do you think?

KMGR: "De Blob"

De Blob is an interesting twist... And it's actually a bit hard to describe, as it crosses many genres. Basically, you're a "blob" which can take on any color. You've been invited to help "liberate" this city that was taken over by INKT agents who wanted the whole city in drab gray. You can add some color to the landscape by running over some color cans, then bump into buildings. On the way, you'll grow in size, mix different colors, shrink in size (find a pool), flatten INKT agents, get "blacked" (INKT agents got you) so you need to go wash yourself off in water, run around the city, and generally, color the town red or whatever color you want. You can also fulfill some "quests" like "color X buildings in Y seconds", or "run this race course in X seconds", which will get you additional points. The object is to get enough points to open the exit to next level, and go through it before the time is up.

I know that is long, but it's impossible to make it any shorter, as life is exciting for de Blob. Running around finding more color combos and citizens and buildings to color is fun, as is figuring out how to get into other areas, some are narrow so you have to go on a diet to get through, others require smashing some barriers, and so on. The "races" and "dares" get you points faster, but the main activity is still painting the whole town without getting hit by INKT agents.

Time is your biggest enemy, as you need to get out before time's up, but you need to score points to open the door, and you need to FIND the door as well. So explore around the city and color the place as you explore.

It is undeniably fun and each level lasts less than 10 minutes. If you don't get it the first time just try again, though with limit lives to make it through 25 levels you may want to get them spare copies of the game to try on different phones. When you've colored the whole city and won the revolution, there's also free run mode and other modes for you to play.

All in all, de Blob is a fun little game that combines so many genres it's hard to name a direct predecessor. Nor would you need to. It's mostly non-violent, and fun for the entire family.

Overall rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: easy to pickup, non-violent mostly, colorful exploration
Cons: size and color mixing not always obvious, time limit quite harsh

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  1. Have you found any website or other resource that indicates what games are coming out for Verizon and when?

  2. Unfortunately, no. I just check the release catalog from week to week.